Risk Management and Safety combines the dedicated technical and professional staff in the departments of Emergency Programs, Environmental Health & Safety, Laboratory & Radiation Safety, and Risk Management & Insurance.
Our mission is to assure, as much as possible, the protection of the University’s assets from unnecessary harm or unwanted risk to ensure Ohio can pursue and achieve its vision and goals.
Achieving this mission requires broad cooperative effort with all University stakeholders.
Challenges arise because people perceive or assess risks in different ways at different times. Everyone must always realize that risk management and safety are responsibilities we all share.
For these reasons, Risk Management and Safety maintains its focus on issues of fact, creates constructive relationships, continuously undertakes improvement initiatives, and leads by example. This is our commitment.
We are your internal consultant in all matters of Risk Management and Safety, and as such, we look forward to serving your Risk Management and Safety needs.
You may reach Risk Management and Safety by calling 740-593-1666.
The Division of Risk Management and Safety reports to the Vice President for Finance and Administration. Risk Management and Safety is located at 142 University Service Center, 49 Factory Street, Athens, Ohio 45701.
Have a safe day!
RMS Welcomes a New Staff Member:
Risk Management & Safety is proud to welcome Cathie Chancellor to the staff as the new Risk Manager; Cathie is replacing George Wendt, who is retiring in May. RMS would like to thank George for his dedication to the staff, and wish him the best with his retirement. More information about Risk Management & Insurance can be found at the following link.
RMS Announces Organizational Change:
Risk Management and Safety has combined the Radiation Safety and Laboratory Safety Departments to create the new Laboratory & Radiation Safety Department. Alan Watts is the new Laboratory Safety Officer with this change. More information about the new Laboratory and Radiation Safety Department can be found at the following link.
Fall Campus Connection Newsletter:
The new summer Campus Connection Newsletter can be viewed at the following link (PDF).
Winter Radiation Safety Newsletter:
The winter edition of the Radiation Safety newsletter is now available at the following link (PDF).
Clery Act Fire Safety Report:
The 2013 Clery Act Fire Safety Report is available at the following link (PDF).
2010-2011 Biennial Report:
The 2010-2011 edition of Risk Management and Safety's Biennial Report is now available here (PDF).
2013 Schedule for Risky Business Week:
The 2013 schedule for the Risk Management and Safety's Risky Business Week is now available here (PDF).